Save the date! Maine Open Lighthouse Day is coming back in September!

It is never too early to plan fun summer activities, and if you truly want to explore one of the best things about the state, the Maine Open Lighthouse Day 2023, will be held on Saturday, September 9th, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

This popular event, which is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism, and the American Lighthouse Foundation, attracts thousands of visitors each year and offers you and the family a rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights.

This video from “Dave in NH” is a Mavic Air 2 drone shot compilation of various lighthouses along the Maine coast, at sunset. Watch beautiful footage of Nubble Light, Wood Island Life Saving Station, Wood Island Light, Squirrel Point Light, Whaleback Light, Doubling Point Light, and Goat Island Light.

Maine lighthouses have a long and rich tradition. On August 7th, 1789, Congress approved an act for the support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers, in 1989 to mark the 200th anniversary of this, a resolution was passed to declare August 7th as National Lighthouse Day.

All lighthouses will be open from 9 am-3 pm. Here are the participating locations. This is a great opportunity to spend the day with your family and enjoy the scenic beauty of Maine!

  • Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
  • Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse
  • Burnt Island Lighthouse
  • Curtis Island Lighthouse
  • Doubling Point Lighthouse
  • Dyce Head Lighthouse
  • Fort Point Lighthouse
  • Goat Island Lighthouse
  • Grindle Point Lighthouse
  • Marshall Point Lighthouse
  • Monhegan Island Lighthouse
  • Moose Peak Lighthouse
  • Owls Head Lighthouse
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
  • Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light)
  • Portland Head Lighthouse
  • Seguin Island Lighthouse
  • Spring Point Lighthouse
  • Squirrel Point Light
  • West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
  • Whitehead Lighthouse
  • Wood Island Lighthouse

Check out their website to learn more!!

A Tour of Maine's Incredible Lighthouses From Kittery to the Midcoast

Lighthouses are not only iconic, they are living history. We are fortunate to have countless lighthouse still standing and operating. While many are iconic tourist destinations, it hasn't changed the fact that they still stand to protect vulnerable ships and sailors.

Here is a look at some of those iconic Maine lighthouses in the southern part of the state up to the midcoast.

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